Trade out your eyebrows for high-brows this weekend with some lofty discussions at the BKBF. via website

Trade out your eyebrows for high-brows this weekend with some lofty discussions at the BKBF. via website

Calling all word nerds, bookworms, poets and dreamers, culture-seekers and diarists and people who are just looking for something to do this weekend: the Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 20! It’s a day of free poetry readings, panel discussions, meaningful conversations and celebrations of writerly achievement. It’s a day, in short, not to be missed.

There are so many events happening every hour, on the hour, but if you’re the kind of person who gets overwhelmed by choices, we think we did a pretty good job of hand-picking the ones you ought to check out.  (more…)

06/10/15 3:23pm
borough president eric adams

He’s here to listen. via Facebook

Landlords! Unless you’re very fortunate, you’ve got one, and maybe you’ve even had more than one. Some may have been great, some you may not have thought about that much, but maybe you’ve had a landlord who made your life hell. He wouldn’t turn the heat on or she wouldn’t fix a leaky roof or a broken sink. Maybe he even tried to harass you out of your building. Whatever your bad landlord story is, someone other than the bartender wants to hear it, because this summer Borough President Eric Adams is holding a series of town hall meetings inviting people to put bad landlords on blast. Hey, why not? Landlords have a tenant blacklist after all. (more…)

11/04/13 1:03pm
Joe Lhota

“And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I’m betting I beat the spread on Election Day.” via Facebook

Well, tomorrow’s the big day: Election Day! In which we learn just how big “Red Communist Menace” Bill de Blasio‘s victory is. 30 points? 40 points? Despite polling data suggesting this will end up a blowout, you should still vote, because this is your home and it’s your best chance to have a say. Plus, do you want to see Charles Hynes end up winning the district attorney’s race? No, you do not. So here’s some basic information about where to vote and what you’ll be voting on tomorrow. (more…)